I hate giving out my Social Security number (other than in connection with tax reporting and where I need to have a background/credit check--where I realize it's necessary). How much do you squawk when asked for your social in other scenarios? Example inside. [more inside]
I just landed an interview for a job I really want, and I'm very excited about it. I'm seeing a coworker, also a very good friend, for dinner tonight. Should I tell her about it? [more inside]
The Router At my new apartment tracks all my Internet usage. Is there a way to hide it? I don't know much about vpns, But are they the solution? If so I would be willing to pay for a good one. Suggestions?
Where can we get an interior door with a pre-installed pet door/cat flap? This is in/around Toronto. [more inside]
I'd like to start a blog featuring my small collection of found (used/sent) postcards. What measures should I take for due ethical diligence? [more inside]
What are the laws and or regulations about "possession" of employee/company email after an employee is terminated? [more inside]
(UK law) A multinational confectioner has used my name to promote one of its products. Have my rights been infringed? Am I entitled to compensation? [more inside]
I'm looking for good examples of apps or situations where it's easy to accidentally share geotag information. [more inside]
[YANML] Are private sector managers in British Columbia restricted in what they can discuss amongst themselves with regards to employee's conduct or disciplinary actions taken as a result? [more inside]
How much privilege do regular citizens on a Ride-Along have? [more inside]
Please help me understand the difference (or non-difference) in safety for Firefox vs. Chrome browser extensions (plugins/add-ons). [more inside]
How much should you expect to share in a relationship? [more inside]
Say I have a girlfriend who sends me naked pictures, how best can I safeguard those on my Android phone? [more inside]
What's the best way to scrub my online presence for protection from a potential-future snoopy boss, etc? [more inside]
Please help me stop snooping. [more inside]
Can another tumblr user tell that I viewed his tumblr site? [more inside]
Can I sell photos I took of people on the street who didn't know they were being photographed? [more inside]
Looking for a artist studio/workspace kind of deal in Manhattan. Challenges: affordable, soundproof, pay-per-use. [more inside]
An un-sketchy (not free? not ad-supported?) ssh web proxy? [more inside]
So what function of Facebook is it that lets my friends see the comments I've made on pages I like - which they have NOT liked - and comment on them? I've gotten into several conversations lately made more uncomfortable by someone not in the community I'm commenting to jumping in and making a comment about my participation. I thought I had my settings pretty nailed down, but can't figure out where this one is. Thanks. [more inside]
My employer wants all employees to provide lab results in order to receive a deduction in insurance premiums. OK, or a little too Big Brother-ish? [more inside]
I enjoy using Facebook for entertainment purposes - I get a ton of party invites and information about my friends that way. However, I believe Facebook can also be a useful networking tool for my professional career, and I've underutilized it in that capacity because I'm hesitant to friend my co-workers or managers. [more inside]
What are your recommendations for Anonymous VPN services? [more inside]
A friend has had an old Hotmail account hacked. The hacker used information in the archives there to access a YouTube account where apparently some compromising videos were uploaded. The hacker copied the videos to another YouTube account, and then sent links to the videos to my friend's family - and worse still, to members of the executive board of the nonprofit organization by whom my friend is (was?) employed. He reached out desperately to me, but I know nothing but the most basic things about Internet security and privacy law... [more inside]
When you google my address, a listing on guava.ca appears with its list price from last fall. How can I get this completely removed from the internet?
How can I balance my need for individuality and privacy with human tendency to stereotype and judge based on external facts? [more inside]
What are examples of apps/sites/experiments that have shamed/exposed people sharing their info online?
I'm looking for examples of apps, websites, or experiments that have exposed people sharing their information online, or that sought to raise awareness about info being explicitly or accidentally shared. I'd love your help. [more inside]
Seeking an iPhone app that circumvents call logs. I'd like privacy when using a work issued iPhone. Does such an app/service exist?
Seeking an iPhone app that circumvents call logs. I'd like privacy when using a work issued iPhone. Does such an app/service exist? [more inside]
Does the Netherlands keep any records of the foreigners who have previously lived in the country? [more inside]
Online job application requesting SSN? [more inside]
With snowflake details inside, how would I go about navigating the waters of finding a partner for limited openness?
I think I may be interested in exploring an open relationship at some point down the line, but where do I meet others like me? [more inside]
On Facebook, can you retroactively set the security for all of your posts from public to a specific list? [more inside]
Recently I had to spend a few hours in a psychiatric emergency waiting room where none of the staff seemed to have any consideration for the privacy of the patients being triaged there. Are any of the things I experienced violations of HIPAA or the like, and if so, what, if anything, would you do about them? (Details inside.) [more inside]
How can I do a thorough background check on myself? What can be found out about me, by fair means or foul, for free and for a price? [more inside]
What is a good online storage solution for huge amounts of data, high privacy settings, and streaming online videos for multiple users? [more inside]
My email address being used by someone on bn.com (Barnes and Noble)... [more inside]
FacebookPrivacyFilter: I'm out to increasingly larger circles of friends and work colleagues, but am not out to my extended family. What steps can I take on Facebook to delay the inevitable without causing drama? [more inside]
Should I plant bamboo? [more inside]
I discussed a friend's private, very personal, problem with my own friends, and now I feel terrible for doing so. Can I fix this?
I discussed a friend's private, very personal, problem with my own friends, and now I feel terrible for doing so. Can I fix this? [more inside]
Since about a month ago I've been getting notifications (under the globe icon) about a few friends of mine about postings they've made on various pages. Without fail clicking on them yields "The page you requested was not found". I'm still listed as friends with these people - have they singled me out for partial blocking? Is there some way to avoid getting these notifications for things I can't see?
Need ideas for privacy in my new back yard. I have a fence between us and the neighbors, but it is already at maximum allowed height. My deck extends all the way to the side yard at the fence so when I am standing on the deck, the fence is only about 4' higher than the deck and doesn't really hide the next yard. I don't want to do anything to the fence because the neighbors own it. [more inside]
Android PrivacyFilter: I will soon be issued a shiny new Android smartphone at work, and my employer's policies allow limited personal use of the device. What's the current state of best practices for keeping a reasonable degree of separation between personal and work stuff? [more inside]
The title says it all. Is there an iPad Rss/Google Reader app with a passcode lock for privacy? I tried accessing GReader in a third party web browser which has a passcode lock but the website's a bit crappy.
I thought that, once upon a time, my Facebook privacy settings were pretty locked down. Now, it seems like everyone on my friends list can see things I do on other friends' pages. Can I stop this? [more inside]
Is there any way, from my end, to stop photos of people I don't know from showing up in my Facebook feed when friends like or comment on them? [more inside]
Facebook filter: A friend and I have a blog that we would like to promote via Facebook, but the deities who run Facebook will not let us disconnect our blog's page from our personal Facebook pages. [more inside]
[Privacy filter] A friend of mine is freaking out because her name ended up on some "name list" websites. Should she be scared? [more inside]
Where can I get a virtual mobile phone that can be accessed through the internet, or, optionally, to my real phone?
Where can I get a phone number that I can access through the internet, with the option of forwarding to my cell phone? That can handle voice *and* SMS in both directions (for privacy reasons). [more inside]
Please help me find the password management solution I'm hoping exists: the ability to automatically, dynamically sync a specific folder of passwords between accounts w/o involving Dropbox. [more inside]
Do you surrender your right to privacy when you contact someone in jail? [more inside]